Nergal is the Hero God of War and the Underworld – ie: Babylonia, Earth, Hell, Land of the Dead and what we can just call today – Modernity.
Nergal had presided over the affairs of humans as one of the agents of punishment with his main instruments being that of magick, war, and pestilence. He was also King of the Spirits of the Air who was almost always accompanied by his female consort Ereskigal and many warrior demons as his legions.
The God Nergal was said to be an Idol of the Samaritan Hebrews who we also know under the names of the Kush, Cuthah, Cuthites, Cushite, and Cutheans. Nergal is mentioned in 2 Kings xvii, and the Babylonian Talmudic treatise Sanhedrin (fol. 63, p. 2) which states that the men of Kuth made Nergal their god.
“And what was it? A cock.”
Based on these historical descriptions, we know that Nergal was said to be worshipped in the form of a Cock (Rooster), or a man with the head of a Cock. But he is also found depicted as a “Man-Lion” with the body of a man and head of a lion.
In one of the oldest depictions of Nergal, we also see the symbols like the horns on his head, scorpion, battle ax, Great Mother and the Hellhound Cerberus – the three-headed ‘Demon-Dog’.
The rites of the Scorpion are the Mysteries of the Apocalypse.
Here is an ancient relief carving of Nergal dating to approximately the first or second century AD.
The immortal Idols used to represent Nergal, the Cock (Rooster) and a man with a Lion’s Head are actually two of the most important symbols that you will find in all of history.
These same said symbols are also prominently symbolized in the Abrahamic religions of the exoteric world and also the esoteric being that of Ancient Gnosticism which gave rise to modern Freemasonry. For example, we have Yaldabaoth who in Nag Hammadi is described as the Chief Archon created by the Goddess Sophia in the “form of a lion-faced serpent, with its eyes were like lightning fires which flash.
Let me remind some of you Christians that our Lord was also symbolized as a Cock in the Scripture or I should say the “Holy Cock.” As I had written before, the English word cock or rooster in Latin is gallus or gallinaceous which refers to a “rooster or cockerel” (male chicken) and the term gallīna is used for a “hen” (female chicken).
This is why one of the surnames for Jesus was “Jesus the Galilean from Gallillee” and his Apostles like Simon was also surnamed “Peter the Galilean.”
Also, let us not forget the chief symbol for the Tribe of the Lord – Judah is the lion.
This is may be why Jesus is surnamed the Galilean (Cock/Rooster) from Gallillee (River Galli) and the Prince of the Apostles like Simon the Samaritan who was surnamed Peter was a Galilean as well. (Matthew 26:69; John 7:41)
WHO WAS THE GOD NERGAL
As I have mentioned many times before on the Gnostic Warrior, mythology and theology go hand and hand and wherever this priesthood of the Holy Cock had traveled, they often left their immortal marks for their descendants to break the Seal in order to follow the path to their true origins.
This may be why we find the God Nergal (Ner-gal, Nirgal, or Nirgali) in the Bible as the deity of the city of Cuth (Cuthah):
“And the men of Babylon made Succothbenoth, and the men of Cuth made Nergal, and the men of Hamath made Ashima”(2 Kings 17:30); is said to be the father of Kush (Kish) (1 Chronicles 8:33). 1 Samuel 14:51 should be read, “Kish, the father of Saul, and Ner, the father of Abner, were the sons of Abiel.” And hence this Kish and Ner were brothers, and Saul and Abner were first cousins (Comp. 1 Chronicles 9:36)
The chief seats of Nergal’s worship were said to be in the ancient cities of Cutha and Tarbissa. Cutha was the sacred city where he was said to “live,” and where in ancient times you could find his famous shrine. The “men of Cuth,” when transported as colonists to Samaria then became known Biblically by names such as the Babylonians, Samaritans and Levites.
In some historical Babylonian accounts, their main temple was said to be Mount Gerizim, opposite the Temple in Jerusalem, where they were said to worship a God called ‘Nergal.’ The Father of English History and Doctor of the Church, Saint Bede says that in the Book of Places we read that “Benoth and Nergal were cities built in the region of Judea by Samaritans” who had migrated from Babylon.
It interesting that Bede says that Nergal was a city built near the region of Judea because, in my own research and as I have mentioned many, many times in the past, I have discovered that the city for the Old Judea was on the ancient Holy Island of Crete at the foot of Mount Ida.
This is the same location where the ancient myths of the Great Cretan Mother who we know by names such as Cybele, Magna Mater and Rhea had entrusted a “special priesthood” with the care of the infant God – Zeus who was hidden in a cave on Mount Ida from his vengeful father Cronus. It was at Mount Ida -AKA Judah where she had placed him in the care of a priesthood known under various names such as the Curetes, Telchnines, Corybantes, Dactyls, and Cabiri.
The first-century Roman-Jewish historian, Josephus verifies this fact when he says the tribe of the Jud or the Judeans (Idumean) of Mount Ida. Today they would be known as the Judeans or the Tribe of Judah – The Tribe of Our Lord.
This is why we find the Samaritan Levites at Mount Ida which would also most likely be the same place where the famous Levite priest lawgiver – Moses received the books of the Law from God on Mount Sinai. After all, it was on Crete where some of the most famous lawgivers in all history such as Epimenides Gnosis and King Minos had spawned so naturally, Moses would have also received the “New Laws” at Mount Ida on Crete.
We could safely say that the Samaritan Levites would be the defacto legal protectors placed in charge of our Lord in this 6th Age.
An age that may end when the last legal priesthoods for our Lord are instituted and ALL the pretenders are abolished and or destroyed.
All these ancient stories come down to us from the same Mount Ida priesthood whom I believe were the seeds for the Tribe we know as the “Samaritan Levites.” Like the Curetes, Telchnines, Corybantes, Dactyls, and Cabiri, this Ancient Priesthood for the Lord were assigned to guard and watch over the Ark of the Covenant.
Nergal (Nirgal, or Nirgali) and who is known as a Ner in the Scripture was the Ancient Patriarch and Father to this Tribe.
In the etymology of Nergal, we find that it is a compound word composed of the two words Ner and Gal. The meaning of Ner is a candle, lamp, and or light. Gal, as I mentioned before comes from the Latin gallus or gallinaceous which refers to a “rooster or cockerel” (male chicken) and the term gallīna is used for a “hen” (female chicken).
Ner-Gal was also the progeny (pro-geni) of who we know as our Lord in the West – Jesus the Galilean from the River Galilee and his 12 Apostlistic Galileans including Simon the Samaritan who we also know under the additional Biblical surnames as St. Peter – AKA The First Gnostic and when he became an Apostate of the Faith from which he was Christened, he then became Satan – The Lord’s Left Hand Man and Protector.
The God of this 6th Age……
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.